Ahavat Olam - Jewish Romantic Music

by Cantor Azi Schwartz of Park Avenue Synagogue

  • Streaming + Download

    Purchasable with gift card




released September 10, 2012


all rights reserved



Cantor Azi Schwartz of Park Avenue Synagogue New York, New York

Cantor Azi Schwartz is the Senior Cantor of Park Avenue Synagogue in New York, and is a world-renowned vocal performer and recording artist whose music reaches Jewish and interfaith audiences internationally.

Azi has performed at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden; on PBS and on Richard Gere’s movie 'Norman'; and for Pope Francis.

He has released nine albums of Jewish liturgical music.
... more

contact / help

Contact Cantor Azi Schwartz of Park Avenue Synagogue

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Yih’yu L’ratzon
May the words of my mouth and the
meditations of my heart be acceptable to
you, Adonai, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Track Name: V’al Kulam
For all these blessings we shall ever praise
and exalt You. May every living creature
thank You and praise You faithfully, God
of our deliverance and our help. Praised
are You Adonai, the essence of goodness,
worthy of acclaim.
Track Name: L’ma’an Achai v’Rei’ai
For the sake of my comrades and
companions, I pray that peace be yours.
For the sake of the house of Adonai our
God, I seek your welfare. May Adonai grant
His people strength; may Adonai bless His
people with peace.
Track Name: Magen Avot
Shield of our ancestors by His promised
word, Guarantor of life to the dead, Holy
God beyond compare, who bestows rest to
His people on the holy Shabbat, who takes
pleasure in them, and invites them to rest.
We will honor God with reverence and awe,
and offer our thanks day after day. The
Source of blessings, God worthy of acclaim,
the Master of peace, hallows Shabbat, the
seventh day – granting Shabbat in holiness
to a people overflowing with joy – this day
that recalls the act of Creation.
Track Name: Etz Hayim
It is a tree of life for those who grasp it, and
all who uphold it are blessed. Its ways are
pleasant, and all its paths are peace. Help
us turn to You, Adonai, and we shall return.
Renew our lives as in days of old.
Track Name: Kol Dodi
The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes,
leaping on the mountains, skipping on the
hills. My beloved is like a roe or a young
hart. Behold, he stands behind our wall. He
looks in at the windows. He glances through
the lattice. My dove in the clefts of the rock,
in the hiding places of the mountainside, let
me see your face. Let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet, and your face is
lovely. Return, return, Shulammite! Return,
return that we may gaze at you. Why do you
desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the
dance of Machanayim?
Track Name: Birkat HaChodesh
May it be your will, Adonai our God and God
of our ancestors, to reawaken in us joy and
blessing in the month ahead. Grant us a
long life, a peaceful life with goodness and
blessing, sustenance and physical vitality;
a life of reverence and piety, a life free from
shame and reproach, a life of abundance
and honor, a reverent life guided by the
love of Torah; a life in which our worthy
aspirations will be fulfilled. Amen.
Track Name: L’kha Dodi
Come my beloved, with chorus of praise;
Welcome Shabbat the Bride, Queen of our
days. “Keep” and “remember” Were uttered
as one By our Creator, Beyond comparison.
Adonai is one and His name is one,
Reflected in glory, in fame, And in praise.
Come, let us greet Shabbat, Queen sublime,
Fountain of blessings, In every clime.
Anointed and regal, Since the earliest time,
In thought she preceded Creation’s six days.
Come in peace, soul-mate, Sweet Bride
so adored, Greeted with joy, in song and
accord, Amidst God’s people, The faithful
restored, Come, Bride Shabbat; Come,
crown of the days.
Track Name: Esther (Ikh zing)
Words that I pray, I say to you my Esther,
My Song of Songs so clear. My song is of
love, a love that knows no measure, Words
from the heart, the heart can hear. My
Queen, my yiddisher tochter, Esther, Your
heart is your crown, your splendor. My sister
you are my bride. You are the blossom
of flowers, Esther, My rose, a crimson
treasure, A garden so much alive.
When I see your smile, your bright eyes like
a calm, blue sky, Then I hear the angels
sing, and I can fly. To be by your side - My
Queen, my Song of Songs I bring you,
Words from my heart to sing to,
The sound of my heart revived.
Track Name: Adonai Ro’i
Adonai is my shepherd, I shall not want.
God gives me a repose in green meadows,
and guides me over calm waters. God will
revive my spirit and direct me on the right
path – for that is God’s way. Though I walk
in the valley of the shadow of death, I fear
no harm for You are at my side. Your staff
and Your rod comfort me. You prepare
a banquet for me in the presence of my
foes; You anoint my head with oil, my cup
overflows. Surely goodness and kindness
shall be my portion all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of Adonai
Track Name: Kaddish
May God’s name be exalted and hallowed
throughout the world that He created, as is
God’s wish. May God’s sovereignty soon
be accepted, during our life and the life
of all Israel. And let us say: Amen. May
God’s great name be praised throughout all
time. Glorified and celebrated, lauded and
worshiped, exalted and honored, extolled
and acclaimed may the Holy One be,
praised beyond all song and psalm, beyond
all tributes that mortals can utter. And let us
say: Amen.
Track Name: R’tzei
Accept the prayer of Your people Israel as
lovingly as it is offered. Restore worship
to Your sanctuary, and may the worship of
Your people Israel always be acceptable to
You. May we witness Your merciful return to
Zion. Praised are You Adonai, who restores
the Divine Presence to Zion.
Track Name: A Gebet
Master of the Universe, You, God of my
father, hear my heartfelt prayer: Mend the
torn pieces of my heart and grant me a little
relief. Destroy the remaining pieces of my
heart and grant me a little respite.

If you like Cantor Azi Schwartz of Park Avenue Synagogue, you may also like: